ansalon (611) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, muscovado sugar, honey, dark red berries. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, honey, muscovado sugar, heather, faint liqourice tones. Aftertaste is milk chocolate, coffee, honey. Vey good!
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DCLawyer (1153) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with small tan head. A: strong coffee, roasted malt, vanilla. T: espresso, cocoa, malt. Deep velvety espresso-smooth RIS.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a small tan heads that recedes into a small wisp leaving lacing down the glass.
Smells of coffee and also some sweet chocolate.
Taste is of bitter roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate. A bit less complex than I was expecting.
Mouthfeel is a closer to medium than thick.
Good beer, but not as good as the ratings for me. Maybe my palate is spoiled by a constant supply of Founders stouts. I’d rather have a FBS when in a coffee stout mood.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, finger tan head.
Smell huge coffee roast, a bit of dark chocolate.
Taste big coffee and a bit of nuts, smooth and maybe a bit of belgian fruitiness.
Mid to full bodied.
Chrishrt30 (55) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick and black, a very slight chocolate head.
Massive cocoa aroma, roasted coffee and syrupy malts
So smooth and thick, I swear you could stand a spoon up in it. Rich chocolate and coffee grinds, a slight citrus and plenty of Christmas cake fruits and alcohol. Carbonation is perfect, mouthfeel is perfect, such a good drinkable beer.
The finish is sweet, but the malt bitterness is well rounded and compliments well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Caskalefan (136) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
For me, this stout is a wonderful paradox. I’m not normally a fan of heavily influenced coffee stouts, but this one is so perfectly done with just the right balance of chocolate, toffee, and acidity.
The body is creamy/fluffy, and the finish is pure espresso,
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Continues my general impression of the brewery. Mild versions of classic standards for each style. Nothing to write home about, but a solid stout for $5 that I am content with.
Fritz123 (553) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the Syb Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Pours a very black, opaque, used motor oil. Probably the darkest mocha head I have ever seen. About one finger. Deep aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and sweet milk. The taste was amazing with thick dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, roasted almonds and sweet milk. The body was full with moderate carbonation. You get some of the high alcohol, but not overwhelming. Finishes with vanilla and coffee. AMAZING beer.
mathieuc (687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really, really, really dark brown with a nice tan head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and burnt malt. Flavors of roasted malt and coffee. No roasted malt acidity, some alcohol. Body is full of course and mouthfeel is "sticky x creamy". Overall a really, really nice imperial coffee stout. This and the bourbon barrel-aged version are really good ambassadors for Quebec beers!
PissSinker (22) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fuck me. Fuck me from behind. Fuck me sideways. Fuck me hanging by my ankles from the ceiling. This is good piss.